15th March 2021

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Sustrans works in partnership, bringing people together to find the right solutions. We make the case for walking and cycling by using robust evidence and showing what can be done. We are grounded in communities and believe that grassroots support combined with political leadership drives real change, fast.

In 2023:

Sustrans has published our For Everyone Strategic Framework (FESF), which sets out our approach to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation, as well as how we will embed equity, diversity and inclusion in our external delivery and campaigns work. The FESF is accompanied by an internal action plan (to guide our internal EDI work) and an external action plan (to guide our external delivery work). The FESF and action plans will guide business planning for 24/25 and after the business planning period, we will make the documents publicly available on our website.

We assembled a For Everyone Oversight Group, with key senior leaders (a trustee who is our EDI Board Champion, four members of the Executive team and the EDI Strategy Lead) to provide governance and accountability over the For Everyone agenda. The group was heavily involved in the development of the FESF and action plans, and will continue to be involved in overseeing implementation and evaluation. To drive the implementation of the internal action plan, we are pleased to have appointed an EDI Manager who will start in January.

In 2024:

Our commitment for 2024 is to implement the For Everyone Strategic Framework (FESF) and take forwards as many actions as we can in both the internal and external action plans. We will monitor, evaluate and learn from our progress on implementing the FESF and action plans. As we embark on an organisational Strategy Reset, we will also embed aspects of the FESF in our Strategy Reset to ensure that For Everyone / EDI remains a core part of what we do.